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Bishop Dillard celebrates 40 years with Monrovia’s Second Baptist Church Bishop, Dr. William Larue Dillard, with a grand banquet this Saturday, March 29. There will also be two jubilee sanctuary worship assembly celebrations in May on the 18th and 25th at 4:00 p.m. at the church. The banquet will be held at the Pacific Palms Resort in La Puente. Dillard is a native of Suffolk, Virginia and attended schools in that city as well as in Brooklyn, N.Y. where he attended Franklin Knight Lane High School. He completed his degree while in the United States Air Force. He was called to the ministry in 1957 and preached his first trial sermonic message on February 19, 1957. He was later ordained a Baptist clergyman through the ministry of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Los Angeles by the late under-shepherd Dr. Edward Victor Hill. Sr. He has earned both a doctorate of theology from the American Bible Institute and a doctorate of human behavior from Hamilton University in New York. Dillard’s first parish

By Susan Motander assignment was in 1959 at Faith Mission Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire for one year. After two other parishes over the next ten years, he was assigned to the historic Second Baptist Church in Monrovia on January 1, 1974. The church has been in existence for 110 years. Dillard has been with the church for more than a third of those years. “By far, my under shepherding bishopric oversight for a generation here at Second Baptist Church Monrovia, California has been a labor of love producing consequential commentary among my congregants and society at large,” Dillard said. " “Christ Jesus assigned me to the undershepherding bishopric at Second Baptist Church Monrovia, California, on January 1, 1974. February 18, 2014, marked my 57th year as a divinely called and commissioned clergyman," he explained. The Bishop has also authored several books, two of which are still available on Amazon: Biblical Ances-

Temple City ‘Pink Mustaches’ take state championship By SHEL SEGAL

Bishop Dillard and his wife Betty Gay

try Voyage, Revealing Facts of Significant Black Characters, and A Burning and A Yearning in My Soul. He writes on biblical history and prophetic happenings. He has been married for over forty years to Lady Betty Gay Dillard. They have had five children, BaLinda Renee; Herbert Lee, (in heaven), Stephanie Jane, Brad Tirrell, Raven DeLandria and Devon Johnson and grandson Dylan. For more information see the church website,

A girls’ youth soccer team from Temple City recently won the state championship in Bakersfield. Known as the “Pink Mustaches,” the team – made up of girls ages 8, 9 and 10 – defeated a team from Visalia, 2-1, on penalty kicks for the championship. Leilani Pasillas scored in the third quarter to tie the game at 1 and sent it into overtime. She also scored the winning goal in the 10th round of the shootout. Also scoring in the shootout were Cynthia Dominguez, Amelia Rivas, Laila Williams, Angelique Bastien, Savanna Haggett and Cynthia Dominguez. Freddy Rivas, coach of the team, said the girls just had a great season. “It’s pretty amazing,” Rivas said. “I’m extremely proud, unbelievably proud. They had an amazing season. It was unexpected. “ Rivas added he really didn’t see this coming. “We went in wanting to create a positive experience for them,” he said. “We wanted to have them enjoy the season and play together. As the season went on they kept winning and winning and winning. Even when we were playing in the bigger tournaments I didn’t think we were going to have suc-

Sharing a hug after winning State Championship (Pink Mustaches) Left to right- Monique Lopez, Leilani Pasillas, Amelia Rivas, Breanna Jimenez. -Photo by Shel Segal

cess, not because I didn’t think they were good, but because it was so competitive. They just kept winning, winning and winning.” Rivas also said it was just nice to be able to represent Temple City. “I’m so proud because the Temple City soccer community is so encouraging,” he said. “It’s friendly, loves children. To represent Temple City is just an honor and a joy. The Temple City soccer community has invested so much time into these children. They share in the success that we have.” The Pink Mustaches moved on to the final by beating a team from Or-

ange, 4-3, a day earlier. Pasillas scored three goals – including the game winner – while Dominguez connected for one. The All-Star team for girls 8, 9 and 10 years old also went to Bakersfield. While losing the semifinal to South Gate, 6-1, the team beat Redondo Beach, 2-1, a day later in the consolation game with Samantha Wong and Pasillas scoring the goals. With their appearances, Rivas said it’s the first time teams from Temple City have qualified for the California championship games. (Shel Segal can be reached at

Assemblymember Chau honors ‘Women of the Year' Continued from page 1

Floretta Lauber, Co-Founder/President, Arcadia Historical Museum Foundation; Olivia Liao, President, Joint Chinese University Alumni Association; Rita Padilla, Chairwoman, Board of Directors, Temple City Chamber of Commerce; Franca Scorscone, Financial Secretary, Italian Catholic Federation Branch 326, and Amy Wong, Committee Member, Rosemead Beautifica-

tion Committee. “I am proud to acknowledge and commend these eight outstanding women whose dedication and commitment to their communities have improved the quality of life for so many people of the 49th Assembly District,” said Assemblymember Ed Chau. “These inspiring women are the role models for our future leaders.” Assemblymember Chau serves as Chair of

the Standing Committee on Housing and Community Development and Chair of the Select Committee on Privacy and is a member of the Assembly Committees on Banking and Finance; Judiciary, and Labor and Employment; Cities in the 49th Assembly District includes: Alhambra, Arcadia, El Monte, Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Temple City, and portions of Montebello and South El Monte.

2014 Monrovia Older American of the Year Award Continued from page 1

American Award recipient at the following events: Senior Recognition Luncheon Date: Thursday, April 17 Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Location: Monro-

via Community Center 119 West Palm Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016 The 49th Annual Older Americans Recognition Day Awards Program Date:

TBD Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Music Center Grand Hall 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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